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While the three albums Action Time Vision, Vibing Up the Senile Man, and the essential The Image Has Cracked are highly influential punk albums from this U.K group, the eclectic nature of their other recordings is interesting yet leaves something to be desired. Whether it's the outright avant-garde abstraction of their second album, or the blistering power punk and dub-inflected anarchic anthems of the debut, despite the genius of frontman Mark Perry, the group's later records fall a little flat amidst the confusion and veer closer to the new wave sound than most punks would dare to venture.

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